How will #TBRChallenge boost your reading habit?
Every new year we start with different resolutions and the most important being our reading habit. Well, I am happy that last year, I got back to reading. It was a few years back only when I saw people sharing their current reads and I realised that I have lost track of what I was reading. I was just writing and only writing. Though it’s good but a writer never learns if he is not reading. And here, I have signed up for #TBRChallenge with Blogchatter. Let’s check how does it boost your reading habit?
#TBRChallenge is easy to follow
In simple steps, you are closer to your book reading habit.
- Log on to your dashboard on Blogchatter website.
- On the left side menu, click on Reading Challenge.
- Here, you just have to tick one box and you are done. This is as good as signing up without any lengthy forms.
- You can check all the rules for this challenge there itself.
- After signing up, you have to add number of books as your reading target.
- Now accordingly, you can update your status as and when you finish reading a book.
Why am I in love with Reading Challenge?
Earlier, I looked at reading challenges as a burden on my reading speed. But, now I am loving it because it earned me one more card on my public profile! Achcha, jokes apart, I feel a challenge keeps you disciplined and you make it a daily habit to read at least a page if not a chapter.
I have kept my target easy so that the challenge doesn’t override my charm of reading. Currently, I have a target of 5 books in a year and I have completed one of them. Actually, nobody is going to check you. It is a timeline that you set for yourself that helps you finish your deadline.
More than anything else, the best part of this challenge is that you set a number and not titles. Now, this has happened to me. My target is of 5 books and I started with my first book. But, in between, another interesting book came in. I took this one because I was sure I will complete it soon and I did. So my first book of year 2021 is finished, be it different from my target. Technically, your reading is noted and uploading your book covers is a cool way to keep a track of your books.
How to win your target without stress
- Remember your first love that’s reading and not the challenge. Life will not end if you don’t achieve it. Remember new year resolutions that are made to be broken?
- Keep your target easy. You may see an increase of 200% – 300% in your target which is motivating instead of setting a target of 50 books a year and reading only 5.
- Don’t follow other’s reading timeline. Everyone’s life is different. Instead of comparing your reading list with them, cheer for them. You will feel motivated.
- Keep a set time for reading, be it early morning or before you retire for the day. Your brain will look forward to that time each day and you will automatically pick your book.
All in all, it’s fun to read together in a community and discuss your successes and failures with all. You learn while you grow.
I am participating in #TBRChallenge. Are you?